Changing face of agribusiness creates new opportunities
This is the second in a new series of thought leadership essays from our Agriculture and Food team, discussing agribusiness commercialisation.
It’s not hot air: livestock and climate change
A new report studied the extent of livestock emissions and various claims around reducing emissions.
Birds can catch the flu too, but we’re stopping outbreaks in their tracks
Our scientists at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory are busy protecting our livestock from deadly diseases.
Taking the bite out of sheep parasites with spider venom
Milking tarantulas may help to rid sheep of gastrointestinal parasites, a problem that costs our Australian sheep industry $400 million a year.
Turns out you can teach old (and young) cows new tricks
Virtual fencing is an animal-friendly system that trains livestock to be confined or moved without using actual fences.
Six-armed ecosystem engineers remedy farming woes from the ground up
Over the past 50 years these six-legged friends have been on a roll, helping us clean up the 280 million cow pats produced daily in Australia.
Beefing up our prawns
Most farmed prawns are fed wild-harvest fishmeal, contributing to strain on global fish stocks. Our scientists have created a plant-based solution that also makes the prawns healthier and grow on average 20–30 per cent faster.
Fitbit for sheep – it’s not what ewe think
With approximately 74 million sheep in Australia – and more than a billion worldwide, managing the welfare of large flocks of sheep is a big logistical problem for farmers. Tracking individual sheep could be the answer.
Future farms: virtual fences, personalised foods, and yield prophets
If you can't make it to the upcoming AgCatalyst 2016, here are the top 5 next big things in food and agriculture.
Seaweed could hold the key to cutting methane emissions from cow burps
Feeding cows seaweed could help with two of the biggest challenges of our time: fighting climate change and growing more food with fewer resources.
Food for thought: feeding our growing population with flies
Since we might not be ready to eat insects ourselves, could we instead feed insects to our farmed animals to feed our growing population?